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April 23, 2017

100K Pounds of Debris Removed from Papahānaumokuākea

Roughly 100,000 pounds of marine debris were removed from within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, including Kure Atoll State Wildlife Sanctuary, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial. The mountain of debris–which filled 12 shipping containers–was collected from reefs and beaches over the last six years and stored on a tarmac... Read more »
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April 23, 2017

Hawaiian Reef Fish Demystified at Volcano Art Center

Best-selling field guide author John Hoover will give a special presentation on “Hawai‘i’s Reef Fishes” on Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at Volcano Art Center’s (VAC) Niaulani Campus. Like most animals, Hawai‘i’s reef fish spend much of their time taking care of the most necessary priorities: food, security and reproduction. The latter process involves... Read more »
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April 15, 2017

Effects of El Niño on Coral Population

Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park will host an evening program in the park’s amphitheater on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.
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April 06, 2017

Coastal Study Reveals What Beachgoers Value Most

What do beach goers in Hawaiʻi care most about at their favorite shoreline? According to a new study that surveyed Oʻahu residents, people place a higher value on water clarity and bacterial quality. The study, titled “Beach Recreationalists’ Willingness to Pay and Economic Implications of Coaster Water Quality Problems in Hawaiʻi,” was conducted by UH... Read more »
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March 30, 2017

How You Treat Jellyfish Stings Could Mean Life or Death

Do you know how to treat a jellyfish sting? According to researchers at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), what you do after you get stung could potentially mean the difference between life and death. Researchers took a look at whether the commonly recommended first aid responses lessen the severity of stings from two... Read more »
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March 29, 2017

UH Study Reveals Viruses in Oceanic Basement

Hydrothermal vents and plumes, like those found at an active submarine volcano off the southeast coast of the Big Island], are the most spectacular evidence...
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March 28, 2017

UH Study: Honolulu, Waikīkī Vulnerable to Affects of Rising Sea Level

Flooding will threaten real estate, nearly 30 miles of roadway, and impact commercial and recreation activities, tourism, transportation and infrastructure.
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March 09, 2017

Shark Study Results Surprise Researchers

An eight-year shark study conducted 1,000 miles south of Hawai‘i has established the baseline for what is considered a healthy shark population, and its smaller than previously thought. The large-scale research project, led by The Nature Conservancy and the University of California at Santa Barbara, was conducted at Palmyra Atoll, an isolated national wildlife refuge.... Read more »
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March 06, 2017

Native Squid, Bacterium to Help Humans & Environment

UH researchers are studying the squid and its interactions with a bioluminescent bacterium that grows inside of it to shed light on the more complex human microbiome.
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February 06, 2017

UH Study Revises ‘Great Dying’ Mass Extinction Estimate

A new study provides a more accurate picture of the history of life on Earth. "Life did not nearly disappear at the end of the Permian, as has often been claimed.”
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